South Korea tops the region in entrepreneurship environment with a score of 54%, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Index.
The country jumped three spaces up from the last year.
The tech giant has been ahead of producing new technologies and introducing new products to customers. It is closely followed by Singapore and Japan with a score of 53% and 52%respectively.
China is ranked fourth in the region with a score of 41%
China’s physical infrastructure contributes to the country’s score followed by its market dynamics. It is followed by Brunei and Malaysia that have as score of 34% and 33% respectively.
India is ranked seventh in the region with a score of 28%
Despite various initiatives of the current government like “Make in India” the country is far behind as compared to other established regional leaders.
According to the report the country’s strong areas are in product and process innovation, opportunity start-up, and robust competition in the marketplace.
It is followed by Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.
Large Shopping Malls in Bangkok Will Be Closed until July 25th
Shopping malls under the Mall Group, including all branches of The Mall, the Emporium, Emquartier and Paragon Department Store, are also closed for 14 days, from today, except for supermarkets, food courts, pharmacy shops, eateries (take-out and delivery only), banks, mobile phone shops and vaccination sites.
Downside risks loom for Thai economy due to Prolonged COVID-19 Outbreak
The most important issue for the Thai economy at present would be the procurement and distribution of appropriate vaccines adequately and timely.
The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has revealed that Thailand’s economy faces significant downside risks, because a prolonged COVID-19 outbreak could cause the economy to underperform the baseline projection, squeezing business liquidity and slowing employment.(more…)
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